“If there’s any doubt about the accelerating shift from traditional SLRs to more compact interchangeable-lens cameras, let the newly released Mac OS X 10.7.3 update put them to rest,” Stephen Shankland reports for CNET.
“Of the eleven cameras whose raw image formats Lion now supports, six of them are compact mirrorless models,” Shankland reports. “They are the Nikon 1 J1 and V1, the Olympus Pen E-PL1s, E-PM1, and E-PM1; and the Sony Alpha NEX-5N. All these models forsake SLR’s flip-up mirror and optical viewfinder, enabling a more compact design.”
Shankland reports, “Also supported in the update are Canon’s hot little number, the PowerShot S100, Nikon’s competing Coolpix P7100, and Panasonic’s superzoom FZ150. Last on the list are Sony’s Alpha SLT-A77 and SLT-A65. These cameras look mostly like an SLR but actually use a fixed, partially transparent pellicle mirror.”